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BPTW Architecture News 2017
We are delighted to announce that fit-out works have commenced on our new studios at 40 Norman Road, overlooking Deptford Creek in Greenwich. Conceived and designed by bptw who acted as both architects and planning consultants, the studios are part of the recently completed Caledonian Point development which includes 85 mixed tenure apartments. Two floors of an open-plan studio space will replace the offices the practice previously occupied before the site was acquired by Family Mosaic. Having undertaken the design of the development from the concept stages onwards, our architects and visualisers have taken the opportunity to develop an exciting interior design proposal to provide a welcoming, creative space for the practice. The fitting out work which is being delivered by a series of specialist trades is scheduled for completion in Autumn. Look out for progress updates which will be published on our website, social media and upcoming newsletters.
Image: preliminary view of the flexible café space on the ground floor that will be used for presentations and provide a break-out space for staff and visitors.
First look at bptw’s Southwark regeneration
bptw is pleased to provide a first look at the recently completed Camberwell Fields development, a regeneration scheme providing 279 new homes in Southwark for Notting Hill Housing. Located to the south west of the recently rejuvenated Burgess Park, the site was previously part of the Elmington Estate and had remained derelict for 10 years.
With a focus on creating a genuinely mixed community, homes are a broad mix of housing types and sizes across private and affordable tenures, and include apartments, duplexes and family houses with gardens. Variations in roof form, materials and textures have been utilised to create a dynamic street scene built around defined character areas, with new and improved routes linking the development to the wider area and neighbouring Burgess Park. New public and private amenity spaces are located throughout the new neighbourhood and provide a range of attractive landscaped spaces for both residents and the local community to enjoy.
Green light for Hillingdon canalside development
Last month we secured a resolution to grant planning permission for Horton Wharf, a distinctive canal side development in West Drayton providing 87 homes, with a high proportion reserved for private sale. The scheme for Danescroft Land offers a mix of one and two bed apartments across 3 separate blocks and a 3 bed family house.
To complement the canal side setting communal amenity space has been maximised by placing cars below ground while achieving a relatively high level of parking. The apartment blocks are orientated in response to the surrounding context, creating visual breaks along the Grand Union Canal. A commercial space has been incorporated, strategically located at the junction of the tow path, further enhancing the frontage on to the canal. The scheme sensitively reflects the form of traditional canal side buildings, employing a saw-tooth roofscape, industrial-style balcony railing and robust brick detailing.
Homes in Hounslow nearing handover
bptw’s scheme at Reynard Mills in Hounslow is progressing on site, with the first homes within the development due to be handed over this summer. The project for client Notting Hill Housing is currently being delivered with contractor Hill and will provide 123 apartments and 72 family houses as well as a crèche. A careful approach to material treatment takes inspiration from the local architecture by utilising red and buff brick which are complemented by coloured panels in muted tones and pockets of landscaping to create a vibrant street scene. Streets follow homezone principles whilst landscaped communal and private gardens and children’s play spaces provide ample amenity space for residents.
With the first homes due to be launched this Autumn, bptw’s visualisation team were recently appointed to create a range of CGI’s for marketing purposes. The handover of apartments is due to follow early next year.